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Thank you for an amazing


What an amazing year we?ve had! Because of you, more Black women are living healthier, more prosperous lives. One example is the success we?ve had with our national diabetes prevention program, Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. We helped more than 500 women lose weight, become active and decrease their risk of type 2 diabetes. Not only have these women improved their physical health, but they are saving money on medication ? improving their financial health ? and are able to be more productive at work, at home and in their communities.
Right now, there are 9.5 million healthy Black women in the United States. Our bold goal is to increase that number to 12.5 million by 2020. And after the remarkable year we had, we are closer than ever to making that happen! We couldn?t have done it without all of you. Thank you for your continued support!

Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO

Terri D. Wright, Board of Directors Chair

Changing Lifestyles and Changing Lives


Women ? and men ? are eating better, getting active and preventing type 2 diabetes through our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. program.

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Our average weight loss is higher than the national average for diabetes prevention programs.

Helen’s Story

Training the Next Generation


Women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities are growing into powerful advocates and leaders through My Sister?s Keeper. We launched the movement in February to train women how to:

Spark dialogue among their peers about sexual health, reproductive justice and domestic violence

Advocate for policies that protect women and promote healthy relationships

Raise awareness on campus about issues that impact women?s rights


Miss MSKSUCCESS STORY ? Fayetteville State University heard about the work our My Sister?s Keeper chapters at Howard University and Spelman College were doing, and was so impressed, they reached out to us to start a chapter on their campus. We worked with them to launch our third MSK chapter in October 2015. Shortly afterward, they recruited several young women to serve on its executive board, and even crowned their first Ms. MSK, Jazmine Brown, to represent the organization for homecoming activities and other campus functions.

MSK Launch

We’ve Got You Covered

The leading cause of bankruptcy is medical expenses. We connect women to affordable health care and teach them how to maximize the benefits of their insurance.

Protecting and Defending Black Women?s Health

Policies and laws can help or harm our health. That?s why we engage members of Congress, health services agencies and likeminded organizations to ensure protect and defend our health.

In Case You Missed It

Check out our most popular blogs and OpEds of 2015.

Total grants, donations and contributions

Our 2015 investments in the health of Black women.



Lifestyle change and chronic disease risk reduction



Reproductive justice and policy



HIV prevention

Making History

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We surveyed Black women across the country and asked them to define health. Responses showed Black women define health based on psychosocial factors first, their financial condition second and their physical wellness last. ?We used those findings to create IndexUS, the first comparative index of Black women?s health based on healthy Black women. The full report will be released in 2016, but here?s a snapshot of what we?ve uncovered.

4 New Ways We Will Help Black Women in 2016

Click below to learn more.

Fun Facts About Our Team!

Board of Directors

Terri D. Wright, PhD, MPH

Linda Gill Anderson
Vice Chair

Kemi Oluwafemi, MBA, CPA

Deborah Reid, JD

Kevin J. Holt

Aranthan “AJ” Jones

Dorothy Roberts, JD

Nancy Hall White

Byllye Y. Avery
Ex-officio and Founder

Linda Goler Blount
President & CEO

We’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our donors, partners, volunteers and consultants. Thank you for helping us ensure Black women live longer, healthier more prosperous lives.

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